I have had a love affair with yarn ever since my aunt taught me how to knit when I was six. Knitting and crochet have always been a big part of my life. I am a compulsively creative person; I feel a need to be making something special all the time, knitting and yarn have always provided me with that outlet.
I have always loved fashion and my two loves came together in a long and successful career as a knitwear designer in the fashion industry. I have had the privilege of working for some of the best houses such as Vera Wang, The Row, Carolina Herrera, Isaac Mizrahi, and Diane van Furstenberg. During this time, I have been fortunate enough to work with the world’s finest yarns and knitwear factories.
I have had no formal training, I am self-taught and always learning on the job, working my way up. All the while working away in high fashion and big business. In 2009, true to my creative ways, I began a wonderful and crazy adventure with my husband, Richard. We bought some land on a remote part of the Pacific coast of Mexico, and proceeded to design and build our dream home.
Sandy feet, barefoot beach living - we needed rugs...So I started making them for our palalpas, for fun, from yarn I had accumulated over the years. The making of these rugs was, and is, so liberating compared to the stress and structure of the meetings, fittings and deadlines of the fashion world. My rug making continues to evolve with a seemingly endless array of ideas - a true synthesis of my years of knitwear design and my own creativity…a true work in progress.